Generic default series and coseries #4

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Hi Roman,

Attached is a patch for smallcheck which adds generic default implementations for the series and coseries methods of Serial. It uses the new GHC Generics feature.

With this patch a user doesn't have to write his own Serial instance:

{-# LANGUAGE DeriveGeneric #-}

import Test.SmallCheck
import GHC.Generics

data Tree a = Null | Fork (Tree a) a (Tree a) deriving (Show, Generic)

instance (Serial a) => Serial (Tree a)

For example:

> (series :: Series (Tree ())) 0
> (series :: Series (Tree ())) 1
> (series :: Series (Tree ())) 2
[Null,Fork Null () Null]
> (series :: Series (Tree ())) 3
[Null,Fork Null () Null,Fork Null () (Fork Null () Null),Fork (Fork Null () Null) () Null,Fork (Fork Null () Null) () (Fork Null () Null)]

I didn't yet test this the generic coseries thoroughly but I think it should work.




Hi Bas,

This looks very interesting, thanks!

Will merge after having a closer look.

@feuerbach feuerbach merged commit 43e0a48 into feuerbach:master Nov 26, 2011
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